The bald eagle lives in forests throughout our U.S. ownership. They prefer high trees within close proximity to bodies of water for hunting. Eagles’ nests are among the largest birds’ nests on earth, typically spanning 4-5 feet across and 2-4 feet deep. Eagles are believed to mate for life and often return to the same nest year after year. Because of this, our foresters set up a protected perimeter around a nest, which will remain in place as long as the nest exists.